#12: (1999) “Off the front rim…AND IN!”

Hands down, one of the biggest plays in New York sports history. The 1999-2000 Knicks finished the lockout-shortened season with a mediocre 27-23 record barely finishing in 8th place in the Eastern Conference. Their first round opponent- the hated #1 seed, the Miami Heat. After a phenomenal season, the Heat were looking to blow past the East and reach the finals with no speed bumps. With the series tied at 2-2, the Knicks headed to Miami needing one more game to be the only the second #8-seed to advance to the second round. After the Knicks jumped out to a 20-point lead in the first half of the decisive Game 5, the Heat stormed back to jump ahead by one with 4.5 seconds left to play. It was then when Allen Houston put up one final shot to save the Knicks’ season…and the rest was history:

One Response to “#12: (1999) “Off the front rim…AND IN!””

  1. bellarmine Says:

    Yeah I felt soooo bad for ‘Zo, Pat and Tim – not to mention PJ Brown. That Heat team was just chock full of nice guys.

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